GAM Investments has appointed Greg Clerkson to the newly-created role of head of discretionary investment, managing discretionary teams across fixed income, equities and real estate debt.
Clerkson, who currently serves as global head of product strategy and solutions, will report to group CEO Peter Sanderson and work closely with head of GAM's systematic and investment solution's units Anthony Lawler.
The appointment follows a 2019 restructure, which saw head of investments at the Swiss asset management giant Matthew Beesley stand down in November.
Taking up his new role on 1 March, Clerkson joined GAM in 2017 as global head of consultant relations after serving in the same title at Edmond de Rothschild and BlueCrest Capital Management.
He also spent ten years on the buy side at Royal Bank of Canada and Russell Investments.
Sanderson, who was appointed in July, said Clerkson is "ideally positioned" for the new role, "combining a decade of experience in investment strategy and manager selection with a deep understanding of client needs and expectations garnered over ten years in investment consulting and consultant relations".
He added: "Greg's appointment will further support us in harnessing our investment capabilities to deliver the best outcomes for our clients."